SIIT welcomes First Nations University of Canada
October 4, 2016
First Nations University of Canada has moved its entire Saskatoon operations into SIIT’s facilities on 4th Avenue. While FNUniv has rented space from SIIT for classes for the past two years, the remaining personnel moved from the English River Dene Nation commercial property in southeast Saskatoon in time for the 2016-2017 term.
“I am pleased to welcome First Nations University of Canada to SIIT’s main campus,” said Riel Bellegarde, SIIT’s President/CEO. “We believe the relationship between us as one of importance that will work to strengthen the learning experience of all students.”
FNUniv’s four faculty members, two staff, and numerous sessional instructors are overseeing classes to First Nations learners in Indigenous Social Work and Arts & Science.
“We are glad to have all our operations under one roof,” said Louise McCallum, Administrative Assistant. “We look forward to getting unpacked and settled in so we can begin providing support to our learners where it’s needed.”
Student success services include access to Elder’s services, assistance for learners wanting help with their writing skills, and comfort food events, such as soup and bannock lunches. FNUniv’s library is located on the third floor.
Congratulations to First Nations University of Canada on its relocation and the celebration of its 40th anniversary!